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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 53

$827K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 53

469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older
71% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Alabama
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 469 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 469 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 24%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Alabama
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 932 617 143 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 762 467 124 2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 693 469 123 3 19
OMEPRAZOLE 550 380 72 4 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 484 328 85 5 53
LISINOPRIL 469 313 61 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 466 328 73 7 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 429 205 97 S3 8 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 385 266 50 9 5
CARVEDILOL 367 273 55 10 13
FUROSEMIDE 287 196 56 11 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278 189 51 12 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 254 188 42 13 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252 162 41 14 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234 136 39 15 24
CRESTOR 213 123 36 16 45
CLOPIDOGREL 206 123 34 17 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 201 188 22 18 20
MELOXICAM 197 124 35 19 21
GABAPENTIN 185 75 45 20 11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 179 112 118 21 59
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172 128 24 22 6
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 171 72 51 R 23 49
GLIPIZIDE 170 107 30 24 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 125 25 25 17
NAMENDA 161 161 18 26 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158 121 29 27 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 155 96 25 28 23
ALPRAZOLAM 155 65 43 B 28 15
LANTUS 151 77 16 30 44
SYNTHROID 150 113 25 31 203
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141 101 17 32 33
ALLOPURINOL 137 126 24 33 42
TRAZODONE HCL 134 101 20 34 30
TRAMADOL HCL 130 71 26 35 10
CLONIDINE HCL 130 89 22 35 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 66 60 37 55
NEXIUM 121 50 24 38 28
GLIPIZIDE ER 121 98 16 38 152
ZETIA 102 52 19 40 148
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96 67 11 41 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94 42 14 42 48
NOVOLIN R 94 68 14 42 102
WARFARIN SODIUM 93 48 15 44 14
KLOR-CON M20 91 86* 13 45 103
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 58 21 46 60
LEVETIRACETAM 88 45 11 47 65
IBUPROFEN 88 52 33 47 95
CYMBALTA 85 34 13 49 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 36 20 50 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 52 13 51 41
PROAIR HFA 77 44 14 51 52
MIRTAZAPINE 73 <11 <11 53 26
HUMULIN R 72 43 20 54 114
RAMIPRIL 71 59 13 55 87
EXELON 70 <11 <11 56 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70 <11 <11 56 58
ATENOLOL 69 64* 12 58 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 47 13 59 86
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 67 <11 <11 59 245
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 <11 <11 R 61 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 <11 <11 62 149
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 41 39 63 75
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 <11 <11 63 96
MICARDIS HCT 61 <11 <11 65 308
DIGOX 60 <11 <11 66 77
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 24 11 66 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 <11 <11 68 68
FAMOTIDINE* 57 <11 <11 69 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 25 34 70 165
RISPERIDONE 56 <11 <11 A 70 43
QUINAPRIL HCL 54 <11 <11 72 157
LEVEMIR 53 <11 <11 73 111
HUMULIN 70-30 53 <11 <11 73 129
DILTIAZEM HCL 53 <11 <11 73 156
DIOVAN 52 <11 <11 76 69
BACLOFEN 52 11 11 76 98
SPIRIVA 51 <11 <11 78 88
AMIODARONE HCL 50 <11 <11 79 112
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 <11 <11 A 79 35
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Feb. 16, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.